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One day, we’ll plant that flag on that moon and watch it flutter.


David Creedon

In fairness.

‘You’ll know where we’ll meet...?

Kevin Murphy (left) aka Richie Sheehy aka’ Cork’s Biggest Liverpool Fan’ with Jürgen Klopp, Liverpool FC manager

Johnny Keenan (him off the telly) writes:

On a dull Wednesday evening in the middle of January 2018 in Cork City, only one person could have forseen what was going to happen to Liverpool FC.

Coming from a hard days shoot of a video for a song about his beloved ‘Pana’  (known to outsiders as Patrick Street) to the beautiful melody of Tracy Chapmans ‘Fast Car’, local boy done good was a bit forlorn with the news he had just heard on the radio.

His team had sold arguably the best player in the whole city of Liverpool, and maybe even Cork. Brazilian Coutinho journeyed on to Barcelona for a sum in the region of £142 million.

Always the eternal optimist, our hero retreated to his bedroom and recorded a little ditty called ‘Salah‘. The rest as they say is history.

A viral sensation that currently has over 150 million views online.

An anthem that would have ‘The Kop’ singing it just four days after he uploaded it . While he stood proudly smiling in the middle of them all. Dreams do not come any better than this.

Amazingly that given Sunday in January 2018 all his heroes mentioned in his song ‘Salah’ scored to beat Manchester City, in what was billed as the title match.

After a lacklustre first half that ended 1-1 , ‘The Kop’ came alive and  started singing Kevin Murphys ‘Salah’.

In the next nine minutes something special happened. One after the other, Firmino, then Mane and finally Salah hit the back of the net. 4-1 up and the game all but over, everyone on Merseyside was asking CoutinWHO?

That day Klopp knew he had three of the best strikers in the world to build a world class team around. Thanks to the foresight of a humble Liverpool FC supporter from the banks of the Lee. KM somehow was able to get into the mind of one the greatest tactician and strategist in the beautiful game

Kevin Murphy would go onto be treated like royalty every time he passed by or walked through Shankley’s Gates.

He travelled to the last two Champions league finals, met his heroes, performed to thousands of his fellow followers, released ‘Salah’ as a charity single, and had loads more madcap adventures with The Red Army. He is sure to have many more.

Richy Sheehy aka Kevin Murphy aka Corks Biggest Liverpool Fan, fair play to ya boy. Milk it! as they say.

Last week: Win Nick’s Scouser Voucher

Victoria Pearson writes:

Brooding, Film Noir 1970s Cork! Muted colours, coal smog & Cortinas…

Name those front six jammers (pic 2), anyone?



Rob Cross writes:

My restored and colourised photo featuring a Nazi flag flying high on West Beach in Cobh, County Cork during the Treaty Port handover of Spike Island on the 11th of July 1938 following the establishment of the Irish Free State.

Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen (North German Lloyd) ran a route from Bremen to New York via Queenstown (Cobh) in the 1930s.The flag on the right is for the Limerick Steamship Company “LSSCo”.

Yesterday: Nazi Salute Guys

Today’s The Cork Echo

This morning.

Via The Cork Echo:

Dr Mary Favier, who is President of the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP), said that while changes to testing criteria meant that GPs could refer a wider number of suspected cases for testing, in addition to contacts of confirmed cases, that she was referring just a handful of people for testing weekly.

You can really tell it has died back,” she said

Dr Favier also pointed out that sentinel practices which monitor influenza like illness (ILI) rates in Ireland were also seeing “pretty low” levels.

Cork GP referring fewer patients for coronavirus testing but warns people to remain alert to symptoms (The Echo)

Earlier: Dan Boyle: New Cork City


This morning’s New York Post.

End New York City’s lockdown now! (New York Post)